It feels like I just emailed you all and now I get to do it again. Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled! But wow! Time flies, I guess.
The most obvious thing that happened this week is the cancellations. We had sooooo many people cancel on us or just not answer the door. I don't know if I will feel different the more it happens to me, but I was honestly not super discouraged by it. Sure, I was upset for the person because I really wanted to meet them and I want to help them, but every single time we weren't able to do our original plan it opened up time for other needful things. Sometimes that was letting Sister Kemble rest and others it let us do service for this super sweet lady that has to sell her house and needs help sorting and packing things.
We actually have a baptism this Saturday!! It is a nine year old boy that wants to get baptized with his younger step brother. This is really great because these two boys getting baptized has helped activate the whole family again! Especially his dad! It has been such a neat experience. The younger brother is my favorite person I've met here so far. He has moderate autism and is the sweetest little boy I have ever met! He really likes me (and the dragon I made him) and always sits next to me during lessons. Last week he asked if my kids were nice to me. I told him I didn't have kids yet, but that I hope when I do that they are nice. And he said, very seriously, "they better be." It was pretty adorable! I love the whole family!
Yesterday was my first actual Sunday, and as far as Sundays go, it was pretty mild! It was fast Sunday, so we didn't have any ward councils to go to and we only went to three different wards. So seven hours of church. Not bad at all! Sister Kemble said that normally they go to nine hours of church as well as several ward councils. Madness!
Two of our investigators went to church yesterday!! Zander is 11 and he is getting baptized on November 5th. Sherri is our brand new investigator that we got from our STL's. She is awesome! She has social anxiety, so she only came to sacrament meeting, but she came all on her own!!!
Unfortunately... I am speaking next Sunday. Pray for me. I will need it.
Well, that's all original content that I have... questions!
What is something you learned this week?
I learned that when I get really into a lesson it is possible to forget that I am shy. We were giving a "practice" lesson to this family. The wife is an active member, and the husband goes to church, but he does not believe in the church at all. He offered to let us practice on him, so we went over to teach the restoration. It ended up not being about that very much, but we had a great discussion. He would ask a lot of questions, and I actually answered some without being shy at all! I just knew the answer and went for it!
What is something you shared this week?
I shared my origami talents, I guess. I made rose and dragons for Jaden's family. I also made a snowflake and a bunny for the STL's. It was pretty fun.
What is something you taught this week?
I taught the Plan of Salvation to our ward mission leader and his wife last night as another practice lesson. They were super nice, and we all learned something from that experience, I think. I know that Sister Kemble and I did, me so did the WML's wife. It was very good practice!!
How is the weather? Have you had any snow?
For the majority of the time I have been here the highs have been in the 50s. Except for this week where it decides to go back up to the 70s. So I'm loving it! The only bad thing is how dry it is! Lots of lotion. And chapstick. Lots. We haven't had any snow yet, but we had some hail and the mountain top are turning white! At least the mountains to the east. The western ones are still brown.
How much daylight do you have left each day?
Love this question! We are getting about 12 hours a day. Good stuff!
Are the members feeding you?
The answer to that question is yes. Very much so. Too much so. We get fed dinner every night. And we often get sent home with leftovers. We didn't go food shopping this week. The only food we got were veggie straws. And those were more spur of the moment. We went for soap, laundry detergent, and Clorox wipes. We do not need to buy food because we have so much!! I am going to blow up like whale!! Especially because we have a car!! The average weight gain for sisters is 40 lbs, and 70 for elders. THAT IS NOT OKAY!!!!!!
Have you tried any new foods? Anything strange?
I eat tomatoes now. I am not a huge fan of tomatoes. At all. So that is strange to me. New food... I tried these strange enchiladas, that were all white. Not red sauce at all! Strange! It was good though!
Now a few pictures from this last week!
There is this beautiful place called Waffle Love that sells, imagine it, waffles! They are sooooooo good!!! I got the Churro waffle, with cinnamon and sugar. Yum!! And it is free for missionaries! So that's a plus! Then there is a fun picture of us in the car!
Okay, love you all!! Gotta go!